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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in...
Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 136
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Happy New Year!

This was a great place to spend New Year's Eve - very romantic. The place was decorated for the event and was very festive. We had a reservation, but arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Food was incredible! I had Chilean Sea Bass and it was probably one of the best things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Lisa G
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Vista, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vista, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to spend New Year's Eve - very romantic. The place was decorated for the event and was very festive. We had a reservation, but arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Food was incredible! I had Chilean Sea Bass and it was probably one of the best things I've ever tasted.... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have been searching for good restaurants in Carlsbad since I moved here and have been sorely disappointed. I had a friend who came to town who wanted to steak so I thought we would try this place out. It did NOT disappoint. The waiter was great, the atmosphere is intimate and clubby feeling. The menu is extensive and the... More 

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Kalamazoo, MI
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

From reservations to bill this is first class and great food and service. Very accommodating. My wife had the Sea Bass and said it was excellent. Never had a 12oz filet and it was excellent!

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Lancaster, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I went to the "Weest" for our 25th Anniversary dinner. We had never been there before, but decided to try it from the rave reviews we read while driving down to Oceanside. We were so pleased that we made the choice to eat at the West. The grounds were beautiful - and this was February, the food... More 

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We met long standing friends here as sort of a half way point. Atmosphere was great as was the service. My vegatables were undercooked and not very good and unfortunately my medium rare New York Strip Steak came out medium

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Carlsbad, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had one of the most delicious meals ever. Steak done perfectly and fish was exceptionally fresh and cooked properly. Anne Marie was a fabulous waitress. Great experience.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My family & I visited the restaurant on New Year's eve ... so busy! The atmosphere was great. The restaurant has a very wide selection of wines. Some of us had steak and the others had fish; the food was cooked to perfection. The manager, Chris, came around and introduced himself ... this is just an example of the level... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Treated ourselves to dinner at West on Christmas Eve....and we are SO glad to be back there after a long absence. Yes, it's pricey but not out of line with other good steak houses like Flemings, Mortons & Ruth's Chris.....and at West...the side dishes are included. Steaks were done to perfection. They have a great selection of wines...but they are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel all over the country and have for the last 10 years. I love good steak and know where to find them. This was the by far one of the best steaks ever! Service was wonderful and the place looks like a steak palace! Will be back for more!

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Carlsbad, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I did not have a good experience. My steak was just average and my wife's fish dinner was terrible. If I am paying premium prices, I want a meal that is better than what I can have at home. West didn't measure up. They do have a good happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?